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Headset vs. Handset

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Headsetnoun

A pair of headphones or earphones, or a singular headphone or earphone, typically with an attached microphone.

Handsetnoun

The part of a landline telephone containing both receiver and transmitter (and sometimes dial), held in the hand.

Headsetnoun

Any electronic device worn on the head.

Handsetnoun

A mobile phone.

Headsetnoun

(cycling) On a bicycle, the system of bearings that connects the fork to the frame.

Handsetnoun

The mouthpiece and earpiece of a communications device mounted on a single handle; as, when the telephone rings, pick up the handset.

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Headsetnoun

receiver consisting of a pair of headphones

Handsetnoun

telephone set with the mouthpiece and earpiece mounted on a single handle

Handset

A handset is a component of a telephone that a user holds to the ear and mouth to receive audio through the receiver and speak to the remote party via the built-in transmitter. In earlier telephones the transmitter was mounted directly on the telephone itself, which was attached to a wall at a convenient height or affixed to a desk stand.

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